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I WILL NOT OFFER ANYTHING THAT COSTS ME NOTHING

Matthew Rogers writes:

When I consider the story of that first Palm Sunday, I am struck by the thought that…

A coat might not be worth much after a donkey walks on it. In a crowd like that there was no guarantee that once you laid it down you were ever going to get it back.

For some reason, the text leads me to believe those people probably weren’t real interested in coats at that moment when Jesus rode by. No, these people, many of them probably very poor, weren’t as concerned about coats as they were about praise.

For the people on Palm Sunday, praising Jesus might have cost them something. That sounds...

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